In total, 52,858 vehicles were stolen in 2017. The figure is actually lower than 2016 when 56,927 vehicles went missing. By a 200-car margin, the VE Commodore topped the list with 908 models reported stolen in 2017. The Nissan Pulsar fell to second place with 747 cars stolen. Rounding out the top five is the Toyota Hilux (2005-2011), Ford Falcon BA and the Holden VY Commodore.
The final Australian-produced Commodore, the VF generation, didn’t make its way to the top five, but data showed 352 VF Commodores went missing during 2017.
And where are the majority of vehicle thefts taking place? The state of Victoria leads with 12,768 stolen cars, or 38 percent of the country’s total.